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Elizabeth Warren: Benghazi
Elizabeth Warren for Senate ^ | May 9, 2014 | Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA)

Posted on 05/09/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Earlier this week, Speaker John Boehner announced the formation of a new select committee to investigate Benghazi led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.

All three of my brothers served in the military, and I know firsthand how much Americans serving abroad -- and their families -- sacrifice. What happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 was a tragedy. Four Americans died putting themselves in harm's way in service to peace, diplomacy, and their country. I look at what happened in Benghazi with sadness, with seriousness, and as yet another call to honor the men and women who keep us safe.

So let me be blunt: that kind of seriousness is sorely missing from the no holds-barred political theater of the House Republicans.

I know a little bit about the way Trey Gowdy pursues oversight. I was on the other end of it when I was setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and I was called to testify before the House. As the Huffington Post reported at the time, Gowdy's interrogation of me "seemed to lack the basic facts" about the agency he was attempting to oversee. I'd like you to read their reporting on one of these exchanges just so you know what this Benghazi "investigation" is likely to look like:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled Warren on whether the bureau would make public the complaints it gets. She answered that the complaint issue was a work in progress, but that at the very least, there was progress in creating a system for large credit card companies.

"Are any of the complaints public?" Gowdy demanded.

"Congressman, we don't have any complaints yet," Warren said of the still-nascent agency. "What we're trying to do is build the system."

Gowdy also seemed to think that Warren had written the Dodd-Frank law, and he was determined to know what Warren meant by defining "abusive" practices as something that "materially interferes" with the ability of a consumer to understand a term or a condition.

"That suggests to me that some interferences are immaterial. Is that what you meant by that?" he asked a momentarily perplexed-looking Warren.

"Congressman, I believe the language you are quoting is out of the Dodd-Frank act," she said. "This is the language that Congress has adopted."

Still, Gowdy insisted on her answer, although the definitions and regulations required by the law are still being written.

As a Senator, I take oversight seriously because it is powerfully important. But Trey Gowdy gives oversight a bad name. The House GOP is on a waste-of-time-and-resources witch hunt and fundraising sideshow, shamefully grasping for any straw to make President Obama, former Secretary Clinton, or Secretary Kerry look bad. This stunt does a disservice to those who serve our country abroad, and it distracts us from issues we should be taking up on behalf of the American people.

With millions of people still out of work and millions more working full time yet still living below the poverty line, with students drowning in debt, with roads and bridges crumbling, is this really what the House Republicans are choosing to spend their time on? Even for guys who have so few solutions to offer that they have voted 54 times to repeal Obamacare, this is a new low.

House Republicans are doing whatever they can to distract the American people from what's really going on in Washington – a rigged system that works great for those who have armies of lobbyists and lawyers but that leaves everyone else behind. A system in which Republicans protect tax breaks for billionaires while they block increases in the minimum wage for millions of people who work full time and live in poverty. A system in which Republicans give away billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil while making billions in profits off of our kids' student loans.

It's wrong, and it's shameful.


TOPICS: Massachusetts; Issues; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: benghazi; congress; massachusetts; obama
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1 posted on 05/09/2014 7:38:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elizabeth Warren’s indian name = Dances With Lies


2 posted on 05/09/2014 7:42:11 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Waterboard the Injun!!!


3 posted on 05/09/2014 7:42:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHAT! Faux-ka-haunt-us led the raid? Who knew?


4 posted on 05/09/2014 7:43:46 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 05/09/2014 7:45:13 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All three of my brothers served in the military...

With the Navajo Code Talkers perhaps?

What happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 was a tragedy.

Wrong,Liawatha...it was *much* worse than that.It was an outrage...an outrage that the former Twelfth Lady and her boss did nothing to repulse and an outrage about which they lied through their teeth once everyone was dead...because there was an election was coming up.

6 posted on 05/09/2014 7:46:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What were the people of Massachusetts thinking? Do they really hate America that much?


7 posted on 05/09/2014 7:46:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Regardless of all attempts to discredit, Americans eat this stuff up. It’s soap opera. reality TV, Perry Mason, etc.
The dems understand this, and they are worried.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 7:47:40 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Drango

God help us if she is ever President. The only good thing is that she is 63 and by the time she gets her chance, she might be too old. Although the Representative should have done his homework a bit more.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 7:47:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: LostInBayport; Drango; All

On the one hand, among the many Official Positions of the US Military are “to run to the sound of the guns, “ and “ - - we leave no man behind. - - - “.

On the other hand, the US Commander in Chief’s Official Policy has been, and is now, to “Lead from Behind.”

Which is the hand that offers the most protection to those we hire to be put in harm’s way to protect us?

IMHO, the two hands are mutually exclusive.

After THE TRUTH is revealed by Trey Gowdy’s Select Committee, severe punishment must be meted out that will serve as a deterrent to any future Commander in Chief who tries TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES HAPPEN AGAIN.

To cease to severely punish the guilty, is to cease to have reason for Law and Order.

Currently, B. Hussein Obama is Guilty of Treason until proven Innocent.

No need to flame me, as ONLY in US politics is someone Guilty until proven Innocent.

The rest of us must comply with the Law of the Land: Tell the Truth, accept responsibility for one’s actions, and comply with THE LAW.

This is in glaring contrast to what the Obama Administration’s, (and the Democrats who still support Obama), Rules of Conduct have actually been for the last 5 years as follows:

LIE, DENY AND REFUSE TO COMPLY.

The choice is clear for the Democrats: seek the Truth with Select Benghazi Committee Chairman Gowdy, or continue to embrace the CULT OF OBAMANATION: Lie, deny and refuse to comply.

BTW, Democrats in the US House: ALL y’all are up for re-election this November - - - - .

Tick-tock, Democrats, tick-tock - - - .


10 posted on 05/09/2014 7:49:34 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"What were the people of Massachusetts thinking? Do they really hate America that much?"

Yes.

11 posted on 05/09/2014 7:51:14 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: rktman
Me Jokahauntus, me be blunt. Investigating the lies and corruption of a fellow democrat is politics. We should ignore the blatant lies when they flow from the blue lips of a democrat. The democrats lie, now accept it and move on.
12 posted on 05/09/2014 7:52:14 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It’s wrong, and it’s shameful.”

What’s wrong and shameful is that you are paid what you are paid for the amount of misinformation you no doubt impart to those who pay a ton of money to hear your crap. A great example is the idea that this inquiry is about, in any way whatsoever, the bravery or solidity of the soldiers who lost their lives defending the farce this admin has been since 1/21/09. Nobody even questions that, but it’s a useful straw man argument for you, isn’t it?

If you have siblings who served in the military and whose honor you would seek to preserve, it is you who have a lot to answer for, for the lies and incompetent, cowardly behavior on the part of their CIC, but which you are willing to memorialize. For you, honoring your siblings is an act, like your stupid Indian stunt, only for your own self-gratification.

You whore.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 7:52:44 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: shibumi

What is really sad is that she is so far to the left that she makes my clown on the Hill, Juan McCain, look like a Republican.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 7:53:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was a Tragedy when the Father of a Dead Benghazi Hero didn’t deck Hitlery after she approached him with the “we’ll get the video maker who was responsible” comment.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Drango

Thought her Indian name was “She who lies down in cow pies”.

Or was it, She who lies like cow pies”.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 7:55:19 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I still find it incredible that these RATS can say this with no fear of conscience. Am I correct to say they do not have one? Oh boy, in trouble again.
17 posted on 05/09/2014 7:55:54 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

This convinces me she’s already been chosen to be Hilllary’s VP.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 8:01:37 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why are Republican women the best, and Democrat womyn the worst?


19 posted on 05/09/2014 8:07:24 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imagine. The beyotch who defrauded “affirmative action” programs has the nerve to call something else “shameful”

Yes, Massachusetts does hate America How else can you explain Warren, the Kennedys, Kerry et al?


20 posted on 05/09/2014 8:09:11 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: shibumi
"What were the people of Massachusetts thinking? Do they really hate America that much?" Yes.

Ted Kennedy
John Kerry
Pocahontas

It is not a matter of hate. It is total stupidity.
21 posted on 05/09/2014 8:10:04 PM PDT by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Isn’t the video maker still in jail?


22 posted on 05/09/2014 8:13:22 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Misplaced Texan

Barney Frank.

Mike Dukakis.

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23 posted on 05/09/2014 8:13:59 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Indian Chief Warren needs to come to California to do her traditional Indian dance so it can start raining here we need the water


24 posted on 05/09/2014 8:19:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dontreadthis

Perry Mason...don’t trash good tv please:))


25 posted on 05/09/2014 8:23:55 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty could not be reached for comment.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 8:24:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow! Look at the high cheekbones those Indians have, Tonto.

Why, they’re almost as high as yours!


27 posted on 05/09/2014 8:35:17 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cotton on fake outrage of Democrats.
28 posted on 05/09/2014 8:45:05 PM PDT by alrea (So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T. S. Eliot)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

She Who Speaks Cow Pies


29 posted on 05/09/2014 8:45:49 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When it comes to Massachusetts it would have been far better if Plymouth Rock landed on the Pilgrims instead of the other way around.


30 posted on 05/09/2014 8:45:56 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: aimhigh
This convinces me she’s already been chosen to be Hilllary’s VP.

Possibly.

The fact that she chose not to go after her probable primary opponent on this issue tells me she's not running against her, anyway.

Hillary may have dangled that bait to get Warren to support her, but I don't see Hillary actually choosing her. TWO east-coast liberal women? How does that help the ticket?

31 posted on 05/09/2014 8:50:52 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Unions, college kids, welfare people, illegals and leftover JFK Dems...MA is a Socialist stronghold, till the money runs out, then Congress and the Fed print more!


32 posted on 05/09/2014 8:53:07 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: alrea
More of statement from Cotton.

"We leave no man behind."

33 posted on 05/09/2014 8:53:48 PM PDT by alrea (So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T. S. Eliot)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Liawatha.

That’s funny.


34 posted on 05/09/2014 8:56:41 PM PDT by hdbc (FUBO)
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To: Random Access

LOL!


35 posted on 05/09/2014 9:04:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: RginTN

Perry Mason...don’t trash good tv please:))

I’m watching Perry Mason on MeTV right now. LOL


36 posted on 05/09/2014 9:43:01 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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37 posted on 05/09/2014 9:43:20 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: laplata

Perry MAson- local CBS station dropped him from Sat/Sun late night viewing. Too bad AMC doesn’t show it on a regular basis. Good stuff especially the black and white seasons.


38 posted on 05/09/2014 11:19:57 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

I always click right past Perry Mason. The thought of Raymond Burr being a sodomite is too disgusting for me to watch it at all.


39 posted on 05/09/2014 11:30:40 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Mears

Gerry Studds.


40 posted on 05/09/2014 11:34:11 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: PieterCasparzen

That I purposely forget. Thanks, now I’ll have to force myself to forget that again.

At least back then it wasn’t in your face. If Hollyweird did another re-make of Perry Mason you can guarantee they’d make his character openly gay.


41 posted on 05/09/2014 11:39:31 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: ZOOKER

Hill was a carpetbagger in the East-let’s blamer her on the Midwest and South instead.


42 posted on 05/09/2014 11:53:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She heap big lying squaw; speaks with forked-tongue.


43 posted on 05/10/2014 12:03:55 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: RginTN

It’s on MeTV Mon.-Fri. here. Does your area offer MeTV?


44 posted on 05/10/2014 12:54:54 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Don’t think uverse has that channel.


45 posted on 05/10/2014 1:30:07 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Warren,this is Ke Mo Sabay,shut the pie hole unless you have answers to the questions that make sense.


46 posted on 05/10/2014 4:54:49 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: hdbc
Liawatha.That’s funny.

Heard a Boston talk show host use it.He's great at things like that.His name is Howie Carr...don't know if you've ever heard of him.

47 posted on 05/10/2014 5:43:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
what were the people of MA thinking?

That Scott Brown was an awful Senator, always looking for compromises instead of being solution-oriented. He could've been as independent as Bernie Sanders of VT, if that's what he wanted to be. Instead, Brown ended up representing no one, and had nothing to offer during the campaign.

48 posted on 05/10/2014 5:47:43 AM PDT by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

49 posted on 05/10/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: cynwoody

Yep,the infamous,trailbreaking Gerry Studds.

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50 posted on 05/10/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT by Mears
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